A member of the cyprinidae family, crucian carp are notorious for their shy bites, often hardly moving the float after picking up a hook bait. Crucian carp can give hardly…

Wet bread is used mainly for trotting as it is far denser and softer than flake. It tends to hug the bottom, producing far more positive bites. The fish tend…

Crucially, Steve creates PVA bags of freebies, added to his hook to present extra attraction on the river bed. Complimenting your hookbait with a PVA bag when barbel fishing is…

USE meat baits with confidence. They might not be up there with the boilies and pellets in most angler’s preferences, but an oily chunk of luncheon meat or a section…

Boilies, in all their varieties, are a brilliant barbel fishing bait and it pays to fish them on the simplest of rigs. It is important to nail a hook bait…

Tench seem to do a vanishing act in the colder months, but as soon as the mercury levels start to climb they feed prolifically. They make their presence clear by tiny…

Fishing baits hemp and casters is a great combination in many rivers for both barbel and chub. Casters are quite an expensive bait though, so why not give wheat a…